caffeine may have a neuroprotective effect—meaning that people who are regular coffee drinkers are less likely to develop Parkinson's disease (PD)

Caffeine a Potential Marker for Parkinson’s

Monday, 15 January 2018

Millions of people reach for a caffeinated beverage each morning to jumpstart the day. Now, early research indicates that the stimulant that gets people moving also might help diagnose Parkinson’s disease (PD). A recent study published in Neurologyfound that people with Parkinson’s had…

Spano IGA Race Day raises over $54k for Parkinson's research

Our Heroes and Highest Fundraiser for 2017 are the Spano Family

Friday, 12 January 2018

Each week we profile the many amazing supporters around the country that are fundraising for Parkinson’s research.    Today we shine the spotlight on our  highest individual fundraisers for 2017- the Spano Group Spanos IGA are becoming well known for their wonderful…

Parkinson's research

LRRK2 Drug Trial Show Promising Results

Monday, 8 January 2018

Denali Therapeutics has announced positive results from its first-in-human LRRK2 inhibitor clinical trial. The trial concluded that the experimental treatment is safe, and showed a greater than 90 percent inhibition of LRRK2 activity at peak drug levels while lowered the LRRK2…

Travelling with Parkinson’s

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Don’t let having Parkinson’s stop you from travelling.  Whilst it does present some challenges, with the right planning there is no reason why you can’t enjoy some great holidays.   Check out these tips to help with your planning and travel….

Maryanne joins the team for El Camino 2018 - Trek for Parkinson's

Maryanne joins the team for El Camino 2018

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Maryanne Tigges will be trekking the hills and valley’s of Spain’s El Camino in September 2018 as a participant in our Camino for a Cure adventure. Maryanne shares her story and why she decided to join the tour. What Drives…

The Ultimate Charity Lottery raising funds for Parkinson's

Play for Purpose – Play for Parkinson’s!

Friday, 8 December 2017

Shake It Up has partnered with Play For Purpose, the ultimate win-win charity lottery, which has launched across Australia with $1 million worth of prizes. IT’S A WIN-WIN! Looking to win great prizes and help find a cure for Parkinson’s…

Graeme gets his local community involved to support Parkinson's

Our Hero Graeme gets his Local Community Involved

Friday, 8 December 2017

Our hero this week is Graeme who got involved after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 7 years ago.    With his brother Ron also living with Parkinson’s it’s a cause close to his heart.   After hiding from his condition for years Graeme…

The Importance of Positive Thinking on your Health

Monday, 27 November 2017

We didn’t write the book on optimism, but we know the guy who did. In Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist, Michael J. Fox sets the example for living. “Your happiness grows in direct proportion to your acceptance and in inverse…

Swallowing and Parkinson's

Swallowing and Parkinson’s

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Difficulty swallowing, called dysphagia, can happen at any stage of Parkinson disease. Signs and symptoms can range from mild to severe and may include: difficulty swallowing certain foods or liquids, coughing or throat clearing during or after eating/drinking, and feeling…

Giving Tuesday - Parkinson' disease

Tuesday 28th November is #GivingTuesday

Monday, 20 November 2017

Tuesday 28 November is Giving Tuesday. #GivingTuesday a global movement to encourage individuals and communities around the world to support charities.  Please help us raise funds to increase Australian research into Parkinson’s by making a donation on our website. We…

Todd Sherer

Big things are happening in Parkinson’s research.

Monday, 20 November 2017

CEO Todd Sherer from The Michael J. Fox Foundation shares an update on Parkinson’s research and how Patient Power is driving research forward. A handful of symptomatic therapies are moving toward patients and multiple disease-modifying medicines are in clinical trials….

Our Hero Stephanie takes on the Noosa Triathlon

Friday, 17 November 2017

Our hero this week is Stephanie who took on the Noosa Triathlon to raise funds for a cure.   Seeing the impact that Parkinson’s has on her Dad inspired Stephanie to get involved and raise awareness and funds to provide a better quality…